Dr. M. Susan Lindee has been appointed the Janice and Julian Bers Professor of History and Sociology of Science in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences.  

The Bers Professorship was established by alumni Janice and Julian Bers. Janice Smith Bers earned her BA in elementary education from Penn in 1939. The late Julian Bers, W’31, headed two major industrial ventures, culminating with Imperial Metal and Chemical Company. He served as a University trustee and board member of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.